FRAMINGHAM – Open Spirit will host a new spring photography exhibit beginning April 11.
Passover marks the beginning of Spring, as it takes place under the first full moon of Spring.
In celebration, Ma “Yan Tikvah’s will include the “opening” of a photography exhibit featuring Nicci Meadow.
Photos on display include representations of transformation, freedom and re-birth.
Meadow is a local photographer, artist and jewelry designer living in Framingham.
Exhibit hours are after the Seder on April 11 and by appointment, or when Open Spirit is hosting events.
The exhibit is called Spring – FearLess, LoveMore.
The exhibit will be on display for at least 49 days- symbolizing the “counting of the omer.”
Passover marks the beginning of the harvest season in Israel, and everyone brought an omer- a bundle of barley- to the ancient temple in Jerusalem as an offering. The people counted the omer- the 49 days between Passover and the holiday of Shavuout. Some Jewish people use decorative omer calendars, which can be colored in daily, making a bright pattern by the time Shavuot rolls around. Shavuout, which takes place 7 weeks after Passover, celebrates the giving of the Torah and the harvest of the first fruits. Omer Calendars will also be distributed for the Passover Seder Guests.